March 22 1930 - September 29 2022
Son of Carmela and Gaetano born in Gissi, Italy is survived by his wife Belmira, remaining siblings Alessandro, Luisa and Rosina. Children Carmen and Roberto. Grandchildren Alexa, Elsa, Marco, and Zachary. Great grandchildren Adrianna, Benjamin, Gianna, Joey, Lucas, Vincenzo, and Vivianna. Step-children Maria, John, and Rui. Step-grandchildren Patrick, Nicolas, Sophia, Christina, William and Jack.
Joe left Italy as a young teen-ager to establish a trade in Cordoba, Argentina as a mason and began managing a crew building airports. There he met his first love and wife Elsa. After the fall of Peron, they took young children Carmen and Roberto to New York. There they lived amongst relatives where he worked as a very respected mason, and lived the American dream to become a homeowner and US Citizen. He lost Elsa in the summer of 1979, and transitioned to a city job at Yonkers water works. Just before retirement he met his 2nd love Belmira. They married in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1996 and then they moved to Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Belmira and Joseph have been together happily for over 26 years, always taking care of each other. Their favorite pastimes included dancing, chatting and playing rummikub with their many friends in Florida.
He instilled his strong work ethic through the family tree and love of children. Joe was a very proud and strong man. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers.
Joseph will rest in a family plot at St Mary's Cemetery in Yonkers, NY. Catholic mass will be conducted in his memory.
With Love Always,